When it comes to choosing a daycare center for your child in the Newport News area, nothing is more important than knowing that your child will be taken care of with the best quality standards. But when you start looking into different daycare centers, with each one claiming to be the best, how do you know that you are truly picking what is best for your child?
Here are some of the things we’d recommend you look for in any child care center.
Learning is Fun
Learning can be fun, or it can be shoved down a child’s throat. If children discover the joy of learning early, they will retain their natural curiosity and thrive throughout their lives. On the other hand, if learning is boring, tedious, and always just a little bit too hard, children can shut down and become impervious to instruction. You never want this to happen. One of the things that makes Heavenly Haven different is that we use a fun learning concept at our center. Your child will be having so much fun, they will scarcely know that they’re learning valuable life lessons.
A Family Atmosphere
There are a lot of pressures on day care providers to become more like an institution and less like a family. However, it’s possible to find the rare day care center that does everything possible to resist these pressures and maintain a family atmosphere. Here at Heavenly Haven, we strive to create a family atmosphere where everyone is welcome. No, we will never be quite the same as your family, because nothing can replace that. However, your child won’t feel like a number or like a task in our loving, nurturing environment.
Teachers with Credentials
There are surprisingly few regulations on who can work at a day care, so many programs seek to save money and increase profits by hiring the cheapest workers they possibly can. If a child care provider views its employees as nothing more than babysitters, that attitude will be translated to your children while they are there. Here at Heavenly Haven, our licensed facility only hires highly-qualified and educated staff. Every single member of our staff possesses either a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential™) or an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Furthermore, we look for people who view their work as more than just a job, but as an opportunity to invest in the lives of children. We also pride ourselves on the training we provide to our staff, ensuring that they will always deliver the best-quality service to the children who come to us.
Educational Enrichment Programs
Child care programs often provide children with toys and make little effort to ensure that their free time is filled with enriching activities. Playing with toys, especially educational toys, is good for part of the day, but when every day holds so much more opportunity for potential than that, why would you settle for a place that doesn’t offer other educational enrichment programs? Heavenly Haven is a place where your child can take advantage of the many programs we offer, such as sign language, language development, Spanish, and music. These opportunities will develop your child’s mind and increase their capabilities by leaps and bounds compared to their peers who don’t receive these opportunities.
When you’re at work, knowing exactly what your child is engaged in during the day can be little more than guesswork at some child care centers. If you’re dependent on your child’s teacher telling you verbally if anything significant happened that day, you’re missing out on the incredible ways that technology can keep you in touch with what is happening during your child’s day. Did you know that there’s an app that keeps you in touch with this information while you are away? Heavenly Haven keeps you plugged in to all your child’s daily activities through our app, My Kidz Day, which gives you comprehensive knowledge and real-time updates about your child’s daycare experience. You can access this on your smartphone or other device in order to see pictures, get teacher notes, and stay in seamless communication with us all the time.
You can be sure that you child will be well cared for at Heavenly Haven, so come down and check us out. We’d love to schedule a tour of our facility for you and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to get started.